My "Friend" card

I'm really not happy with this card because theres so much more to say than I could possibly fit on this card. So I'm going to say it here. :-) First the card...

Working with this word caused me to reflect, a LOT. Tams is without question the best friend anyone could ask for. Why? Because she puts up with me, warts and all. She tells me the truth without sugar coating stuff. She is my reality check and has been for over 10 years now.

In reflecting, I was able to see my warts clearly. The saying "you reap what you sow" rings true to me. In hindsight, I have treated friends poorly. Some of it is a control issue for me. Some of it is taking for granted the gift of friendship that was given. Although I am one who thinks that everything happens for a reason, I feel an overwhelming desire to apologize to my friends whom I have been hurtful to in the past. If you are here reading, I hope that you can find it in your hearts to forgive me.

Tams teaches me new things constantly. Doing my card for her today also taught me to be more appreciative of the friends I have and to try to remember that I do, indeed, reap what I sow.

Thank you for always being there for me, my friend. :-)


  1. I love your card. I also love your comments about friends, it takes a real friend to show us what we really are.. and a real friend to take it :)

  2. Tams sounds like an amazing person and friend. I hope I get to meet her too.

  3. Oh! Wow! There aren't enough sniveling, hugging, love-sending smilies out there to convey what I'm feeling! If I'm a good friend, it's because you bring it out in me. God couldn't have given a sister I'd love any more!

  4. What a beautiful card Suzanne and it says a lot for Tams to be a friend for 10 years. My goodness that is a long time to have you picking on her :)))

  5. Aww, what a sweet sentimental card! I haven't gotten around to mine yet, but will and will be back to link it.

  6. Very thoughtful Suzanne. It is wonderful to see the word "friend" have a greater meaning and create a deeper level of understanding. Love your card and thanks so much for sharing this with us.
    Carrie, Scrapdango

  7. Love this card. You are so lucky to have such a special friend!
    I'm so behind on these but I will catch up!